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Talk to Her

(Hable con ella)


Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Rosario Flores, Leonor Watling,

Almodóvar won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for this 2002 film, a detour for the director in its focus on masculine rather than feminine friendships and its restrained, earnest approach to such bonds. Javier Cámara and Darío Grandinetti star as two men who meet first at a dance performance by Pina Bausch, then in a hospital where each is caring for a woman in a coma. A friendship blossoms, but sorrow may never be far behind them. “Almodóvar’s most mature and mysterious movie” (Newsweek), Talk to Her “combines sensuality, spirituality, and sheer joy in storytelling” (Time Out).

Jason Sanders
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Javier Aguirresarobe
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 112 mins
  • Sony Pictures Classics

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This warped saga is only skin deep (review), Variety, Justin Chang, 2011

Talk to her (Hable con ella) (program note), Harvard Film Archive, 2004

Talk to her (postcard), New Yorker Films, 2003

Talk to her (review), Variety, Jonathan Holland, 2002

Pedro talks (article), Advocate (San Mateo, Calif.), Alonso Duralde, 2002

Talk to her about great filmmakers (article), Los Angeles Times, Kevin Thomas, 2002

Hable con ella -- Talk to her (program note), Toronto International Film Festival, Piers Handling, 2002

Talk to her (distributor materials), New Yorker Films

Talk to her (press release), Larsen Associates

Directors in focus : Movie love : Almodóvar and his inspirations (program note), Harvard Film Archive

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